June 19, 2024

Rebecca Tina, a 22-year old who was arrested for murder of her uncle, Friday Matthew has confessed to killing but added that her action was as a result of the deceased attempt to rape her.

Tina murdered Matthew at the Independence Layout area of Enugu on Thursday.

The suspect claimed that Matthew has been attempting to rape her for a long time but she always resist his advances.

“It was not my intention to kill him. I never intended to do so. He had been disturbing me for sex. I killed my uncle when he tried to rape me,” Tina said.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Enugu State Police Command, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, said investigations were ongoing on the murder.

He said, “When the child of the deceased came back and met the lifeless body of his father, he was allegedly warned by the suspect not to shout in order not to attract attention.

“She (Tina) promised the young boy that she would take care of him. She then locked up the house and went away with the boy. She dropped him at one of their aunts’ place and disappeared.

“The suspect is regretting her action and begging for forgiveness as she claimed that she never intended to kill her uncle.”

 

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